Fort Sumter.  Enter for free at Visitors Station, Ferry to Fort Sumter $17 adults, $10 kids

On April the American Civil War began when Confederate artillery fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Explore history at Fort Sumter National Park.

Fort Sumter is a coastal fortification in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. It is made in a Third System masonry, which was a very ambitious sea coast defensive system built after the War of 1812.

Fort Sumter was named after General Thomas Sumter. It is best known to be the site of the Battle of Fort Sumter, which took place in 1861 and marked the beginning of the Civil War. Granted this, the site is also where the first shots during the said war were fired.

Fort Sumter ~ Charleston Harbor, SC ~ It was the place where the Civil War began. If your a history buff you have to visit here at least once.

Fort Sumter National Monument – Charleston, South Carolina

Fort Sumter National Monument - Charleston, South Carolina

Learn about the Fort Sumner present in Charleston, South Carolina. This tiny brick fort on an island proves to be the spark that started the Civil War.

One of the most hallowed  grounds in America is easily Fort Sumter just outside of Charleston, South   Carolina. This Fort went down in history as the site of the first shot of the Civil War. Residents of Charleston report that the spirits of Confederate and Union soldiers roam the Fort as well as the town.   Charleston is also the site where Blackbeard ran his vessel, Queen Anne's Revenge, aground. Residents insist that Blackbeard's head haunts the area to this day

One of the hallowed grounds in America is Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The site of the first shot of the Civil War, residents of Charleston report that the spirits of Confederate and Union soldiers roam the fort as well as the town

Charleston Bay Ferry to Fort Sumter

Charleston Bay Ferry to Fort Sumter

Charleston, S.C. Breach patched with gabions on the north wall of Fort Sumter.

*FORT SUMTER ~ Charleston, S. Breach patched with gabions on the north wall of Fort Sumter, one of the 5 brick walls of Fort Sumter.

Fort Sumter before the battle

Kids learn about the Battle of Fort Sumter, South Carolina. A major event that started American Civil War.

Battle Of Fort Sumter- On April 12, 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard, commander of the Confederate Soldiers near Charleston Harbor, attacked the Union army at  Fort Sumter in South Carolina. At 2:30pm on April 13 Major Robert Anderson, union commander, surrendered the fort to Beauregard. Anderson and his troops evacuated the next day.

The Civil War was started on April 1861 at Fort Sumter in South Carolina in Charleston Harbor when Edmund Ruffin, a confederate soldier, fired the first shot of the war at the Union soldiers. No one died during the attack on Fort Sumter.

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